Gabapentin and Arrhythmia - from FDA reports


Summary

Arrhythmia is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 1,190 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,164 users)

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter, osteoporosis (latest reports from 111,500 Arrhythmia patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,190 people (1.42%) have Arrhythmia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Arrhythmia?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Arrhythmia *:

  • < 1 month: 48.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.19 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.19 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.06 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 54.51 %
  • male: 45.49 %

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 1.08 %
  • 2-9: 1.08 %
  • 10-19: 1.97 %
  • 20-29: 5.33 %
  • 30-39: 9.07 %
  • 40-49: 15.88 %
  • 50-59: 23.18 %
  • 60+: 42.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (114 people, 9.58%)
  • High Blood Pressure (82 people, 6.89%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (80 people, 6.72%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (71 people, 5.97%)
  • Neuralgia (55 people, 4.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (163 people, 13.70%)
  • Lasix (143 people, 12.02%)
  • Zometa (113 people, 9.50%)
  • Omeprazole (103 people, 8.66%)
  • Lorazepam (103 people, 8.66%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (273 people, 22.94%)
  • Pain (218 people, 18.32%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (203 people, 17.06%)
  • Fatigue (189 people, 15.88%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (188 people, 15.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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